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Update: Friday 14th February 2020
There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand to date but the likelihood of importing a case is high. The risk of an ongoing outbreak in New Zealand is low-moderate, but the Ministry of Health is monitoring the situation closely. If any public health measures are needed for this virus, the Ministry of Health will advise.
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What is happening?
In January 2020, Chinese authorities confirmed a new type of coronavirus, known as 2019-nCoV. The NZ Ministry of Health is closely monitoring the situation and following guidance from the World Health Organization. The likelihood of an imported case in New Zealand is high, however the likelihood of a widespread outbreaks remains low.
The technical detail relating to the Coronavirus in the answers to FAQs have been quoted from the New Zealand Ministry of Health website www.health.govt.nz/coronavirus
Travel advisory update
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have updated their travel advisory and now recommend that New Zealanders do not travel to any part of mainland China.
Additional border measures came into effect from 2 February 2020.
These measures will deny entry to New Zealand for anyone who has left or transited through mainland China from 2 February 2020, with the exception of:
- New Zealand citizens (including those from the three Countries of the Realm: Tokelau, Niue and the Cook Islands), permanent residents and their immediate family
- Air crews who have been using appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
This also applies to passengers who are transiting through New Zealand, unless they are New Zealand citizens, permanent residents or their immediate families.
Aircrew who have been in or who disembarked in mainland China after midnight on 2 February will need to self-isolate.
We are specifically considering the situation for Pacific Island nationals returning from mainland China via Auckland Airport.
People who departed from mainland China before midnight 2 February are not required to self-isolate unless they have been in Wuhan City or Hubei Province in the last 14 days.
Dedicated 0800 number for health advice and information
The number is 0800 358 5453 – it is free and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Or for international SIMs +64 9 358 5453
People calling that line will be able to talk with a member of the National Telehealth Service. They have access to interpreters.
You should call that dedicated number:
- For any coronavirus health advice and information and any questions you have about coronavirus, self-isolation etc
There has been a positive uptake of the newly established 0800 number dedicated to novel coronavirus, with people registering via Healthline for follow-up health support.
Advice about self-isolation
Self-isolation means avoiding situations where you could infect other people. This means all situations where you may come in contact with others, such as: social gatherings, work, school, child care/pre-school centres, university, faith-based gatherings, aged care and healthcare facilities, prisons, sports gatherings, supermarkets, restaurants, shopping malls, and all public gatherings.
If you are a visitor to New Zealand, this means you should avoid sitting in a restaurant, participating in any type of tour group, or using public transport, including flights, buses, and trains between cities in New Zealand.
If you are unsure if you should be self-isolating, please contact Healthline for free on 0800 611 116.
Ministry of Health Resources
Questions and Answers
The Ministry has developed a novel coronavirus question and answers page. As the situation regarding novel coronavirus can evolve rapidly, the questions and answers page will be updated with the latest information.
Updated factsheet for travellers
Frequently Asked Questions?
Is coronavirus in New Zealand?
No cases of the virus have yet been identified in New Zealand, however the NZ Ministry of Health advises that the likelihood of an imported case in New Zealand is high, however the likelihood of a widespread outbreaks remains low.
What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
Symptoms include fever, coughing and difficulty breathing. Difficulty breathing can be a sign of pneumonia and requires immediate medical attention. We don’t yet know how long symptoms take to show after a person has been infected, but current WHO (World Health Organisation) assessments suggest that it is 2-10 day.
People who have recently been to Wuhan or Hubei province, or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with the virus, are at risk of contracting 2019-nCoV.
What can I do to protect myself?
Everybody should follow the basic principles of hygiene and cough etiquette to reduce the risk of getting an acute respiratory infection or passing it onto others.
- regularly washing hands (for at least 20 seconds with warm water and soap and dry thoroughly)
- covering your mouth and nose when you sneeze
- staying home if you are sick
- avoiding close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
- if you feel unwell you should avoid public gatherings and events.
What should I do if I think I have the virus?
If you have a fever, cough or difficulty breathing please telephone Healthline (for free) on 0800 611 116.
As a precaution, we ask that you stay away from the AEI for a period of 14 days.
Please also notify AEI via firstname.lastname@example.org regarding your situation.
To enable AEI to provide students with the best support and guidance (including any concerns you might have about missed classes, etc.), please contact us via email@example.com so we can contact you to discuss further.
What should I do if I think someone else at AEI has the virus?
To date, there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in New Zealand, and the chances of any individual here having the virus are very small.
If you are concerned about someone, please encourage them to seek medical advice by calling Healthline at 0800 611 116 or contacting their GP.
What should I do if I have recently travelled to an affected region?
AEI is following the guidance of the NZ Ministry of Education on this issue:
- People who have recently been to Wuhan or Hubei province, or have been in close contact with someone diagnosed with the virus, are at risk of contracting 2019-nCoV. If this applies to you, we ask that you stay at home, for a period of 14 days and contact Healthline at 0800 611 116 or your GP for medical advice.
- To enable AEI to provide students with the best support and guidance (including any concerns you might have about missed classes, etc.), please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org so we can contact you to discuss further.
What happens if travel restrictions mean I cannot return/come to New Zealand? What should I do?
To enable AEI to provide existing students and incoming students with the best support and guidance (including any concerns you might have about missed classes, etc.), please email us on email@example.com so we can contact you to discuss further.
What happens if this situation disrupts my course work?
Please be reassured that AEI will do everything possible to ensure our existing students and incoming students are not disadvantaged by this situation. If you have any concerns, please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org so we can contact you directly.